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Zimran Samuel

Case summary: G&A (Children: Habitual Residence and Article 15 Transfer) [2015] EWFC B41

16 July 2015By ,

This case explored the provisions of Brussels II Revised in determining issues of jurisdiction and forum in relation to two Lithuanian children. Zimran Samuel appeared on behalf of the London Borough of Newham 


Mediation: why aren't you doing it yet?

7 May 2015By

Tracey O’Dwyer, solicitor and mediator at Tony Roe Solicitors, provides an overview of the benefits of mediation, and addresses some common concerns.

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Sharland & Gohil: the journey to the Supreme CourtSubscription

15 June 2015By

Carmel Brown provides an overview of the conjoined Supreme Court appeals concerning alleged non-disclosure of assets

Fighting over money

Case summary: JL v SL (Nos 1-3)

7 May 2015

Appeal against a final order in financial remedy proceedings 

Christina Blacklaws

Spotlight: Wyatt v Vince

7 May 2015By

The high-profile case in which the Supreme Court allowed an appeal for financial relief to proceed nearly 18 years after the decree absolute 

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Daniel Bromilow

Webinar: Cohabitation (19 June 2015)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, Daniel Bromilow examines this complex area of law, including recent case law, and what advice to give to couples moving in together or separating

Stuart Barlow

Webinar: Dealing with Litigants in Person (10 March 2015)


In one of the four webinars inclusive in 2015 Family Section membership, Stuart Barlow outlines solicitors’ professional obligations and offers practical advice

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FAQ: Dispute over professional fees

29 July 2015

The Law Society’s Practice Advice Service outlines the support the Law Society provides for disputes over professional fees and considers whether there is a duty to inform the client 

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FAQ: The engagement of a childminder

30 April 2015

The Law Society’s Library lists precedents for the engagement of a childminder

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